SEGUIN, Texas--Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) will close its SMC plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and consolidate the operations into the Company's Gibson City, Illinois facility. This transition will begin in the fourth quarter of 2011 and should be complete in early 2012. The consolidation will result in a pre-tax restructuring charge in the fourth quarter of 2011 of approximately $0.7 million. Additionally, the Company is reviewing options for the sale of the SMC plant and anticipates a gain on the sale of the facility when it occurs.
Approximately 77 employees at SMC will be affected by the consolidation and the Company will work with state and local government agencies to provide assistance in this transition.
Tiger Corporation, another Alamo Group facility located in Sioux Falls, will be unaffected by this change.
Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, excavators, vacuum trucks, agricultural implements and related aftermarket parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, had approximately 2,400 employees and operates eighteen plants in North America and Europe as of September 30, 2011. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas and the headquarters for the Company's European operations are located in Salford Priors, England.